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It's no secret that Ryan Serhant and Emilia Bechrakis are loving being first-time parents to their 7-month-old daughter, Zena. And the experience the Million Dollar Listing New York couple went through to welcome their baby girl made them all the more grateful for the special moments they're experiencing now.
Emilia reflected on the journey that led them to Zena in an Instagram post on October 8, alongside a sweet photo of father and daughter. "Heart bursting. It took a long hard journey to find these two loves of my life. I wouldn’t trade any of the tough times because it all shaped me into the person I am today and shaped us into the family we became," she wrote.
Ryan and Emilia previously opened up about going through IVF to conceive Zena. In a note to Zena, Ryan wrote, "Your momma and I have waited almost 3 years to meet you. We had no idea how difficult getting pregnant with you was going to be. We tried everything. We were so nervous you might never come. When we finally decided to try IVF, we were so scared it wouldn’t work. And then you stuck. And then we heard your little heartbeat for the first time. Your mom and I were so excited every time we would go to the hospital to see you, but even more terrified we would lose you. Because the fact that we were pregnant - as beautiful as it was - was almost too good to be true. And because of that fear, we loved you as hard as we could from the moment we knew you existed."
And Emilia explained why she decided to keep her entire pregnancy private, choosing only to post after her daughter's birth. "I felt such a need to be private about my pregnancy on social media because I had so many ups and downs. I found the anxiety overwhelming," Emilia previously shared in a post that also features a black-and-white photo of her with her baby bump during her pregnancy. "But through all the fears, scares, sickness, and aches, I loved every moment. Even the hardest moments. Every kick, every hiccup, every heartbeat, every ultrasound visit..."
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